Live Events 2
Event 51 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Event 51 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 Official Chip Counts Released

Chip leader Phil Hellmuth seeks a 12th career bracelet
Chip leader Phil Hellmuth seeks a 12th career bracelet
With a handful of updated chip counts, the tallies for the 20 remaining players in Event 51, $1,500 H.O.R.S.E, have now been released by the WSOP. Though there is some confusion regarding one count possibly misreported by a player, it appears that Phil Hellmuth has the overnight lead in the event, with the complete standings as follows:

Phil Hellmuth 287,500
James Schaaf 236,500
Art Young 175,000
Victor Ramdin 158,500
Matt Grapenthien 151,000

Esther Rossi 133,500
Arash Ghaneian 114,500
Jason Dollinger 110,500
Edward Brogdon 104,500
Tommy Hang 92,000

Phillip Penn Sr 80,700
Steve Diano 73,000
Randy Holland 70,000
Jens Voertmann 69,000
Hoyt Verner 67,000

Keith Sexton 66,500
Lonnie Heimowitz 46,500
Stephen Wolff 40,000
Sam Silverman 31,100
Ed Tonnellier 29,500

A lengthy final day in this event is likely, and it'll all get underway at 3pm PDT. Join us here at PokerNews as Phil Hellmuth makes a run at a record-extending 12th career WSOP bracelet.

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Event #51: $1,500 HORSE, End of Day 2

Phil Hellmuth: Day 2 Chip leader
Phil Hellmuth: Day 2 Chip leader
Out of Day 1's staggering 803 players in the $1,500 HORSE event, a mere 179 remained as Day 2 began. Though many of the name pros had fallen by the wayside, an unusual face for a mixed-game event was sitting at the top of the chip counts: Phil Hellmuth, in search of bracelet #12 and his first in a non-hold'em event.

Though Hellmuth would trade the lead with a dozen other players throughout the day, by the end of Day 2, he'd have it back again to himself. To win the event, though, he'll have to get through such tough-as-nails poker players as Victor Ramdin, Jens Voertmann, and Keith Sexton.

Twenty-one players remained as the clock hit 3:30 a.m. here on Day 2, and all of these players are coming back Tuesday at 3 p.m. PDT, to play to a single bracelet winner.

As always, official chip counts and table assignments when they are available!

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Chad Brown Eliminated in 22nd ($6,686)

Chad Brown - Out in 22nd
Chad Brown - Out in 22nd

Chad Brown was eliminated by Matt Grapenthien when Grapenthien made tens full against fours, with Brown drawing dead on sixth street.

Joe Hachem Eliminated in 24th ($6,686)

Hachem: Out in 24th
Hachem: Out in 24th

Joe Hachem brings it in with the x-x / {2-Hearts} and Steven Diano calls with the x-x / {J-Clubs}. James Schaaf raises with x-x / {Q-Hearts} and both call.

On fourth, Hachem leads out with {2-Clubs} and Diano calls with {10-Clubs}. Schaaf folds {10-Spades}.

On fifth, Hachem bets {7-Diamonds} and Diano calls {3-Hearts}.

On sixth, Hachem bets {3-Clubs} and Diano calls {3-Spades}.

On seventh, Hachem is all in for 5,500 and DIano calls.

Hachem: ({A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}){2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Diano: ({K-Spades}{9-Clubs}){J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Spades}

"Where were you going with that?" Hachem says, incredulous that he lost to 3-3 with his 2-2. Hachem is eliminated. Diano is up to 120,000.

Chip Counts Updated

Phil Hellmuth leads the field again, as he did early in Day 2 action. He's got a commanding 253,000 in chips. Arash Ghaneian has 193,000 and James Schaaf has 187,000.

Michael Scipione Eliminated in 25th ($5,042)


Esther Rossi and Michael Scipione are all in preflop. Rossi has {J-Hearts}{J-Spades} and Scipione has {A-?}{K-?}. The board is {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Scipione is busted. Rossi is up to 105,000.

The staff has redrawn for three tables of eight.

Daniel Sindelar Eliminated in 26th ($5,042)


On a board of {5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}, Phil Hellmuth has {4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}, Edmond Tonnellier has {10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}, and Daniel Sindelar has {8-?}{8-Hearts}{A-Spades}{2-Diamonds}. Hellmuth and Tonnelier chop, and Sindelar is busted.

Hellmuth has 230,000 and Tonnelier has 102,000.